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Book Review: ‘Arena..

Book Review: ‘Arena’ by Holly Jennings

Arena by Holly Jennings was a book that, sad to say, deceived me via description. It grew on my once I’d accepted the fact that it was going to be a whole lot less complicated than the back of the book described. There’s not big, dark mystery to unravel, or any dirty secrets to reveal, but Arena does have a good story about empowerment and self-belief in a world controlled by corporations with deep pockets. […]

May 8, 2016
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Book Review: ‘Anything You Want’ by Geoff Herbach

I feel really, really bad that I couldn’t finish Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach. Let me explain why. At first, I started reading and thought “Wow, this is not what I signed up for at all.” Taco, the main character, has such a childish, naive air about him that I almost felt like I was reading the narrative of a 10-year-old, not that of a high schooler-turned-soon-to-be-father. I just found his character to be […]

May 6, 2016
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Book Review: ‘My Kind of Crazy’ by Robin Reul

My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul is not the kind of book you read if you want to feel happy. This novel, while it has its moments of light-hearted fun, gets seriously dark at times. But those dark moments combine to make a compelling story with characters that you genuinely care about. It’s not a page-turner, by any means, but it’ll be a read you’ll finish. Hank Kirby has one goal in mind when […]

April 21, 2016
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Book Review: ‘Don’t Get Caught’ by Kurt Dinan

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan was a novel I couldn’t wait to start reading, and it turned out to be one of my favorite books of 2016 thus far. Prank wars, pop culture references, and life lessons fill the pages of this incredibly fun read, and I can’t wait to share with you all of the reasons why this is a novel you need to pick up. Don’t Get Caught is a first-person narrative told through […]

April 13, 2016
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Book Review: ‘You Were Here’ by Cori McCarthy

I can honestly say that You Were Here by Cori McCarthy was absolutely nothing like I expected, and yet after finishing it, I can’t imagine this novel being anything other than what it is – a heartbreaking, yet uplifting, tale about loss, tragedy, and finding light in the darkest of places. I have to start off this review by stating that my excitement for this novel went IMMEDIATELY through the roof as soon as I […]

April 3, 2016
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Book Review: ‘True Nor..

Book Review: ‘True North’ by K.R. Conway

After taking way too long, I’ve finally finished True North, the third novel in K.R. Conway’s “Undertow” series, and can I just say HOLY FRAK, what a ride! Honestly, from the very beginning this novel took turns that I didn’t see coming at all, and I can only imagine that the rest of the series is just going to get crazier from here on out. True North starts right where Stormfront left off, with Eila […]

March 26, 2016
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Book Review: ‘Bookishly Ever After’ by Isabel Bandeira

Be still my book-loving heart! Bookishly Ever After just gets me! And I know a lot of book lovers like me have already said this, but it just goes to show how much Isabel Bandeira gets us with this novel. It’s full of cute, and fluff, and hot book boys and, honestly, what’s not to love? Bookishly Ever After is all about Phoebe, a total bookworm who reads all day, everyday, except for when she’s […]

February 14, 2016
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Book Review: ‘Firsts’ by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn was a book that I had seriously high expectations for. I should I knew there was going to be an issue right then and there. Because in the end, it turned out I just couldn’t make myself like this novel. What had me so immediately excited about Firsts was its premise, an original and intriguing story about a girl who provides first times for boys in her high school, providing […]

January 10, 2016
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Book Review: ‘This Raging Light’ by Estelle Laure

This Raging Light by Estelle Laure was a book that I truly wasn’t expecting. And I know I say that a lot when it comes to books that I review, but this time there really is no better way to describe my feelings upon finishing Laure’s novel about a young girl who has to grow up incredibly fast after both of her parents leave her and her 11-year-old sister behind. This first thing I noticed […]

December 7, 2015
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Book Review: ‘How to be Brave’ by E. Katherine Kottaras

When it comes down to it, How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras was just one I couldn’t hold onto with any sort of passion. And once again, it was a novel that seemed like it had a lot of promise, but was missing some key elements within the story to really make it a great read. First and foremost, as many of you have found out from previous posts, I need my characters […]

November 3, 2015
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